For those trapped in a basement for the last month, HTC has announced a new Android superphone destined to hit the Sprint mobile network this summer. The HTC EVO 4G is, by all accounts, the most media-rich and connection-friendly Android phone to date, with specs that make the mouth water, and nice “creature features” like a kick stand for horizontal media viewing, and a front-facing camera that we can only assume will lead to Skyping on the road.
Will it be an iPhone killer?
We are rapidly approaching the days when that question will shift from “Will it be an iPhone killer?” to “Will it be an Android killer?” And I for one can’t wait. I have nothing against the iPhone. At the time of its release, it put to shame all other US smart phone options on the market. The iTunes App Store was a stroke of genius. The hardware was spiffy, and it set the bar.
But that was 3 years ago. That’s an eternity in technology.
Just looking at the HTC EVO 4G in comparison to the industry leading iPhone 3GS and the new challenger, the Nexus One, its easy to see that for those interested in Sprint’s mobile TV service, or a killer YouTube video experience, the HTC EVO 4G (pictured in the middle) wins hands down.
As the first superphone to support 4G WiMAX data connectivity, the HTC EVO 4G is sure to give the iPhone 4G a run for its money.
One thing is certain at this point: Hardware is no longer the differentiating factor. It’s all about the OS and the Apps. May the best Droid win.